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Covid-19

COVID-19 Country Response

COVID-19 epidemic evolution

To find out about the latest status of the COVID-19 pandemic evolution and the most up-to-date statistics on the COVID-19 disease in Malta, please visit the website of the Ministry of Health, which provides figures regarding age and gender distribution. For the international outlook you can consult the latest situation reports published by the World Health Organisation as well as the global daily statistics on the coronavirus pandemic evolution including data on confirmed cases and deaths by country.

Sanitary measures

To find out about the latest public health situation in Malta and the current sanitary measures in vigour, please consult the the official portal covid19malta.info, including the up-to-date information on the containment measures put in place and public health recommendations. Further info can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health.

Travel restrictions

The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new variants, evolves rapidly and differs from country to country. All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling. Regularly updated information for all countries with regards to Covid-19 related travel restrictions in place including entry regulations, flight bans, test requirements and quarantine is available on TravelDoc Infopage.
It is also highly recommended to consult COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map provided and updated on the daily basis by IATA.
The US government website of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.

The UK Foreign travel advice also provides travelling abroad advice for all countries, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.

Import & export restrictions

Following the measures taken by the European Commission, an export license is required to export personal protective equipment outside of the European Union.
For a general overview of trade restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Malta on the
International Trade Centre's COVID-19 Temporary Trade Measures webpage.

Economic recovery plan

To know about the economic measures taken by the Maltese government to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy, please visit the website of the government’s agency Malta Enterprise. For information on social security benefits, refer to the website Socialsecurity.gov.mt. The website of the Commissioner for Revenue provides details concerning the “Covid Wage Supplement Scheme”; while the portal of the Malta Development Bank provides info on the “Guarantee scheme”.
The information on the EU’s economic response to COVID-19 and the actions to minimise the fallout on the EU member states’ economies of the COVID-19 outbreak is available on the websiteof
the European Council.
For the general overview of the key economic policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak (fiscal, monetary and macroeconomic) taken by the Maltese government to limit the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Malta in the
IMF’s Policy Tracker platform.

Support plan for businesses

For the information on the local business support schemes and taxation measures established by the Maltese authorities to help businesses to deal with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic on their activity, please consult the website of the government’s agency Malta Enterprise. An overview of the measures is available on the dedicated page by Deloitte.
For a general overview of international SME support policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak refer to the World Bank's Map of SME-Support Measures in Response to COVID-19.

Support plan for exporters

For updated information on specific initiatives and support programs for businesses put in place by the Maltese government following the COVID-19 epidemic outbreak, please consult the website Malta Enterprise.
The European Commission adopted a
Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the COVID-19 outbreak, which enables short-term export credit insurance to be provided by the member States where needed.

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